Parade canceled, people come anyway

MOSCOW, March 21 (UPI) -- More than 1,000 people turned out for an unauthorized St. Patrick's Day parade in Moscow even though new Mayor Sergei Sobyanin canceled it, officials said.
Obama to visit Ireland to explore roots

Obama to visit Ireland to explore roots

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama -- or maybe O'Bama -- kept up a St. Patrick's Day tradition by welcoming Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to the White House.

600,000 watch Dublin parade

DUBLIN, Ireland, March 17 (UPI) -- A crowd of about 600,000 people gathered Thursday for Dublin's St. Patrick's Day parade, one of 120 held across Ireland.
White House fountain goes green

White House fountain goes green

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- The water in the White House's north lawn fountain was dyed green Thursday in honor of St. Patrick's Day and a visit from Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

Obama greets Irish PM on St. Patrick's Day

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny Thursday in the Oval Office, the daily schedule indicated.

Group suggests Irish-inspired pickup lines

CHICAGO, March 11 (UPI) -- A Chicago singles group is suggesting specialized St. Patty's Day pickup lines including: "I may not have four leaves, but if you kiss me, I'll bring you luck!"

China cracks down on foreign reporters

BEIJING, March 3 (UPI) -- Some foreign reporters in China are trying to stir up protests, an official said Thursday, warning them they could be arrested if they violate regulations.

Decoration complaint has opposite effect

WINTHROP, Mass., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts woman whose Christmas decorations are still up said she augmented the display after receiving an anonymous letter asking her to take it down.
Irish bar forgives Bloomberg Irish gaffe

Irish bar forgives Bloomberg Irish gaffe

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The owner of New York's McSorley's says his Irish bar will toast Michael Bloomberg despite the New York mayor's gaffe about "totally inebriated" Irish.

Boston cops compete in mustache growing

BOSTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Dozens of Boston police officers have shaved their faces clean to enter a mustache-growing competition to benefit kids going to a local camp.
Irish eyes glaring at Bloomberg for remark

Irish eyes glaring at Bloomberg for remark

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A crack New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently made about the Irish is still stirring some anger, the president of a restaurant association said.
Bloomberg apologizes for Irish comments

Bloomberg apologizes for Irish comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has apologized for trying to joke about the Irish and their supposed drinking habits, saying he didn't mean to offend anyone.
Obama's Irish heritage celebrated

Obama's Irish heritage celebrated

DUBLIN, Ireland, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is to be given a Certificate of Irish Heritage in honor of his family's connection to Ireland, organizers said.
Only one way to avoid a hangover -- don't drink

Only one way to avoid a hangover -- don't drink

CHICAGO, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- New Year's, Halloween and St. Patrick's Day have one thing in common: People who normally don't consume much alcohol get plastered. My brother used to refer to those holidays as amateur nights.

'Destination Truth' plans live episode

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Syfy says its adventure reality series "Destination Truth" will celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Ireland with the show's first live program.
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Saint Patrick's Day
Fred "The Pan Man" Schulman taps his lucky pan as he watches the 249th St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17, 2010 in New York City. UPI /Monika Graff

Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig; Ulster-Scots: Saunt Petherick's Day)[2] is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.[1] It is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland),[3] the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the early 17th century, and has gradually become a secular celebration of Irish culture in general.[4]

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